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State police: Man asks cops for help, arrested for driving drunk

A Flanders man who called for assistance from the state police was arrested early Friday after troopers discovered he had been driving drunk, according to a news release.

Police said Byron Velasquez-Rodrigue, 37, drove to the state police barracks for help about 12 a.m. But during an interview, a state trooper noticed the smell of alcohol on Mr.Velasquez-Rodrigue’s breath. The man admitted to driving to the barracks and drinking alcohol, police said.

He failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI, police said. He was held in county jail before being arraigned in Southampton Town Court.